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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Goldstar Microwave
Could be the relay, an internal fuse. With the power off, open up the key panel and search for a fuse. Also, there are thermo sensors black, diameter of a dime and 3/8 inch thick with two wires. Check the fuse and replace if necessary. The thermo can be jumped out to test. Remove the wires, use a paper clip between them and tape it up. Briefly turn the unit on. Replace if it works now. The thermo is generally clamped to the wall of the oven behind the key panel. Never run without the thermo sensor.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
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It's probably a bad door switch or door switch mount.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.
Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.
The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.
Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.
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Posted on Oct 03, 2008
SOURCE: Microwave stopped working
The original problem was probably a bad turntable motor, which is pretty easy to replace.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
Now I'd say you have a bad door switch (whether upper or lower depends on the model number) or a problem with the door switch mount.
This is a pretty simple problem to fix, too: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
to lostonisland - Your problem is different enough that it should be a separate post. Please include your brand and model number when you repost.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
SOURCE: microwave doesn't heat.
HI. in most cases, this will lead to a failed Heating device(magnetron tube).It would be wise to check the Magnetron cutoff fuse to be sure of its integrity. if the fuse is blown, simply replace it. if the fuse continues to show continuity, replace the magnetron.
(((The fuse is located inside the unit along side the magnetron)))
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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